phpaSrWJ0Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.

The photo at right comes from this Flickr photstream which includes lots of great shots from Evan Longoria’s college days with the Long Beach State Dirtbags, including this shot of Evan after taking a pitch to the head.


  • We get a lot of questions from readers and media members, so we have decided to add a common questions section to the “About Rays Index” page. We shall call them “Frequently Asked Questions” or FAQs. We just made that up. Hopefully it will catch on. [About Rays Index]
  • If you fast forward to about the 9:00 mark of the 5/11 episode of “Baseball Today,” you will hear an interview with Evan Longoria aka Dirtbag aka The Man. (thanks Dustin) [ESPN]
  • In the weekly installment of “Rank the Rays,” the Rays average rank is 10.9. [The Rays Party]
  • The Rays Party looks at whether Joe Maddon should consider skipping Jeff Niemann’s next start to allow the rest of the rotation to pitch on regular rest (Ed. note: for the record, this is something that Maddon never does). [The Rays Party]
  • Rays Revolutionary went shopping for Rays gear on the off-day. [Rays Revolutionary]




  1. Looks like Maddon's going to stay true to form and keep Niemann in his spot. He likes the future match-ups too much.


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